Amy Cure

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Amy Cure
Amy Cure.jpg
Cure during the Glasgow event of the 2012–2013 UCI Track Cycling World Cup Classics season.
Personal information
Full name Amy Louise Cure
Born (1992-12-31) 31 December 1992 (age 21)
Height 172 cm (5 ft 8 in)[1]
Weight 63 kg
Team information
Current team Team Jayco-AIS
Discipline Track
Role Rider
Amateur team(s)
Devonport Mersey Valley CC
Professional team(s)
Team Jayco-AIS
Infobox last updated on
1 March 2014

Amy Louise Cure (born 31 December 1992) is an Australian professional track cyclist. She cycles for Team Jayco-AIS. She has set several world records. She won a junior world championship race in 2009, and represented Australia at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Personal[edit]

Cure was born on 31 December 1992.[2] She is from coastal Tasmania[3][4][5][6][7][8] near West Pine[9][10] and, resides in Penguin, Tasmania. She attended Leighland Christian School and is a professional cyclist.[2] She barracks for the Carlton Blues.[8]

Cycling[edit]

Cure is a track cyclist,[2] specialising in long distances.[7] She also does endurance track races and road races.[7] She started cycling in 2005 after she attended the Tasmanian SCAT Christmas Carnivals.[7] She is affiliated with the Tasmanian Institute of Sports, and the Devonport Mersey Valley CC.[2] In 2010, she was coached by Matthew Gilmore[7] and is now coached by Darryl Pugh.[2] She cycles for Team Jayco-AIS.[2][3][11][12] She has broken some track cycling world records including the 2 km individual pursuit record.[7] She spends time in South Australia, where she trains away from her support structure. Cure took advantage of an athlete "adoption" programme that helps elite athlete orphans living far away from home that placed her with a local, Adelaide area family.[8]

By year[edit]

2006[edit]

Cure competed in several races in 2006. She finished first in the U15 Individual Pursuit Australia Junior Track Titles in Western Australia. She finished first in the U15 Road Race Australia Junior Road Titles in Queensland. She finished second in the U15 Time Trial Australia Junior Track Titles in Western Australia. She finished second in the U15 Time Trial Australia Junior Road Titles in Queensland. She finished third in the U15 Sprint Australia Junior Track Titles in Western Australia. She finished fifth in the U15 Scratch Race Australia Junior Track Titles in Western Australia. She finished fifth in the U15 Criterium Australia Junior Road Titles in Queensland.[2]

2007[edit]

Cure competed in several races in 2007. She finihttp://www.cyclingnews.com/news/photos/amy-cure-continues-australias-rainbow-success-in-colombia-at-track-worlds/294804shed second in the U17 Pairs Time Trial Australia Junior Road Titles in the Australian Capital Territory. She finished third in the U17 Individual Pursuit Australian Junior Track Titles in New South Wales. She finished third in the U17 Team Sprint Australia Junior Track Titles in New South Wales. She finished third in the U17 Criterium Australia Junior Road Titles in the Australian Capital Territory. She finished fourth in the U17 Sprint Australia Junior Track Titles in New South Wales. She finished seventh in the U17 Road Race Australia Junior Road Titles in the Australian Capital Territory.[2]

2008[edit]

Cure competed in several races in 2008. She finished first in the U17 Scratch Race Australia Junior Track Titles in New South Wales. She finished first in the U17 Road Race Australia Junior Road Titles in the Australian Capital Territory. She finished second in the U17 Individual Pursuit Australia Junior Track Titles in New South Wales. She finished third in the U17 Sprint Australia Junior Track Titles in New South Wales. She finished third in the U17 Team Sprint Australia Junior Track Titles in New South Wales. She finished third in the U17 Time Trial Australia Junior Road Titles in the Australian Capital Territory. She finished fifth in the U17 Criterium Australia Junior Road Titles in the Australian Capital Territory. She finished seventh in the U17 Time Trial Australia Junior Track Titles in New South Wales.[2]

2009[edit]

Cure competed in several races in 2009. She finished first in the Scratch Race UCI Junior World Championships in Russia.[2][7][10] In the Scratch Race UCI Junior World Championships, she beat Czech cyclist Lucie Zaleska and Lithuanian Aleksandra Sosenko.[10] She finished first in the U19 Individual Pursuit Australian Championships in South Australia.[7] She finished first in the Scratch Race Australia Youth Olympic Festival in Australia. She finished first in the Points Race Australia Youth Olympic Festival in Australia. She finished first in the overall U19 Mersey Valley Tour in Victoria. She finished second in the U19 Individual Pursuit Junior World Championships in Russia. She finished second in the Stage 1 TT Mersey Valley Tour in Victoria. She finished second in the U19 Scratch Race Australian Championships in South Australia. She finished second in the U19 time trial Australian Championships in Queensland. She finished third in the Open Women's Team Pursuit Australian Championships in South Australia. She finished third in the Individual Pursuit Australia Youth Olympic Festival in Australia. She finished fifth in the U19 Omnium Australian Championships in South Australia.[2][7][10] She finished sixth in the U19 Keirin Australian Championships in South Australia. She finished sixth in the U19 road race Australian Championships in Queensland. She finished twelfth in the U19 Time Trial Australian Championships in South Australia.[2]

2010[edit]

In 2010, as a seventeen-year-old, Cure was described as "the next big thing in women’s cycling."[7] She competed in several races in 2010. She finished first in the Individual Pursuit UCI Junior Track World Championships in Italy. She finished first in the Teams Pursuit UCI Junior Track World Championships in Italy. She finished first in the Scratch Race UCI Junior Track World Championships in Italy.[2][7] She finished first in the U19 Road Time Trial Australian Road Championships in New South Wales. She finished first in the U19 Points Race Australian Championships in South Australia. She finished first in the U19 Individual Pursuit Australian Championships in South Australia. She finished second in the Omnium Australian Championships in South Australia. She finished second in the Teams Pursuit Australian Championships in South Australia. She finished second in the Scratch Race Australian Championships in South Australia. She finished second in the U19 Selection Road Race Australian Road Championships in New South Wales. She finished second in the U19 Criterium Australian Road Championships in New South Wales. She finished third in the Time Trial UCI Junior Road World Championships in Italy. She finished third in the U19 Road Race Australian Road Championships in New South Wales.[2]

2011[edit]

Cure competed in several races in 2011. She finished second in the Individual Pursuit Cycling Australia Track National Championships in New South Wales. She finished second in the U23 Time Trial Cycling Australia Road National Championships in Victoria. She finished third in the Scratch Race World Cup in Manchester and in the Overall Standings 10/11 UCI Track Cycling World Cup Classics. She finished third in the Scratch Race 10/11 UCI Track World Cup – Manchester Round in Great Britain. She finished third in the Scratch Race Cycling Australia Track National Championships in New South Wales. She finished third in the Points Race Cycling Australia Track National Championships in New South Wales. She finished fourth in the Team Pursuit Track World Championships in the Netherlands. She finished fourth in the Team Pursuit UCI Track World Championships in the Netherlands. She finished fifth in the Omnium Cycling Australia Track National Championships in New South Wales. She finished fifth in the U23 Criterium Cycling Australia Road National Championships in Victoria. She finished eighth in the Omnium UCI Track World Championships in the Netherlands.[2]

2012[edit]

In February at the World Cup in London, Cure finished third in the team pursuit and individual pursuit events. She competed in the World Track Cycling Championships in Melbourne in the team pursuit event.[9] She also competed in the 3000m event.[13] In 2012, she won the second stage of the RaboSter Tour in the Netherlands.[3][4] She finished fourth in the third stage.[12] She finished second overall.[12][14]

National team[edit]

Cure has been a member of the Australian national cycling team in several events including the 2009 Australian Youth Olympic Festival, the 2009 World Junior Track Championships in Russia, the 2010 Track World Cup Manchester in the Great Britain, the 2010 UCI Junior Road World Championships in Italy, the 2011 Track World Championships in the Netherlands, 2011/12 UCI Track Cycling World Cup London in Great Britain, and the 2012 Track World Championships.[2] She qualified for the 2012 Summer Olympics in May 2012 as a nineteen-year-old,[2][5][6][15][16] where she will compete in the women's team pursuit event alongside Melissa Hoskins, Josie Tomic and Annette Edmondson.[16][17]

Recognition[edit]

Cure was named the TIS Young Athlete of the Year in 2009. In 2010, she was named the Australian Junior Female Road Cyclist of the Year and Australian Junior Female Track Cyclist of the Year.[2][7]

Palmarès[edit]

Source:[18]

2007
3rd in Burnie Road Race
2009
1st Jersey rainbow.svg UCI Junior Track Cycling World Championships (scratch race)
1st MaillotAustralia.PNG Australian National Juniors Track Cycling Championships (individual pursuit)
1st overall Canberra Women's Tour
1st stage 3
2nd UCI Junior Track Cycling World Championships (individual pursuit)
2nd Australian National Juniors Track Cycling Championships (scratch race)
3rd Australian National Track Cycling Championships (team pursuit)
with Sarah Cure & Harriet Kossmann
3rd overall Mersey Valley Tour
2010
1st MaillotAustralia.PNG Australian National Juniors Track Cycling Championships (individual pursuit)
1st MaillotAustralia.PNG Australian National Juniors Track Cycling Championships (points race)
1st MaillotAustralia.PNG Australian National Juniors Time Trial Championships
1st stage 1 & 4 Canberra Women's Tour
2nd Australian National Track Cycling Championships (team pursuit)
with Belinda Goss & Emma Lawson
2nd Australian National Juniors Track Cycling Championships (scratch race)
2nd Australian National Juniors Track Cycling Championships (omnium)
3 World Junior Time Trial Championships
3rd Australian National Juniors Road Cycling Championships
3rd Australian National Juniors Time Trial Championships
2011
1st Ronde van de Bakkerstraat
1st Profronde van Stiphout
2nd Australian National Under-23 Time Trial Championships
2nd Australian National Track Cycling Championships (individual pursuit)
2nd Australian National Track Cycling Championships (team pursuit)
with Georgia Baker & Emma Lawson
3rd Australian National Track Cycling Championships (scratch race)
3rd Australian National Track Cycling Championships (points race)
3rd Track Cycling World Cup, Manchester (scratch race)
4th UCI Track World Championships (team pursuit)
with Katherine Bates & Josephine Tomic
2012
1st Ronde van Haren
2nd overall RaboSter Zeeuwsche Eilanden
1st stage 2
2nd Ronde van Uitgeest
3rd Track Cycling World Cup, London (individual pursuit)
3rd Track Cycling World Cup, London (team pursuit)
with Josephine Tomic & Annette Edmondson
4th UCI Track World Championships (individual pursuit)
2013
1st overall Jarvis Subaru Adelaide Tour
1st stage 1 (TTT) & 2
1st overall Czech Tour
1st stage 2 & 4
2 UCI Track World Championships (individual pursuit)
2nd Australian National Track Cycling Championships (individual pursuit)
2nd Ronde van Luykgestel
2nd overall Molenomloop van de Schermer
2014
1 Jersey rainbow.svg UCI Track World Championships (points race)
3 UCI Track World Championships (individual pursuit)

References[edit]

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